This handbook discusses those aspects of lorry design and engineering that either affect its running costs and effiency, or which are subject to United Kingdom, EEC, or international legislation. Sections are provided on: aerodynamics; axle loadings and weight distribution; bodywork; brakes; demountable body systems; drawbar combinations; engine performance measurement; exhaust emissions control; fuel economy and technology; load retention; lubricants; maintenance; noise emmission; plating and testing; road speed limiters; tyres; spray suppression; suspension systems; tachographs; transmission trends; turbocharging and charge-cooling; vehicle stability; weights and dimensions; wheel security; winter preparation; and the design, layout and safety of vehicle workshops. Special sectins are provided on fork lift trucks, and tippers. International vehicle categories are defined in the appendix. (TRRL)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Freight Transport Association

    Hermes House, St. Johns Road
    Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN4 9UZ,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1990


  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 336 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00609612
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 30 1991 12:00AM